A Christmas Twist on Coding with Build with Stacks and Shapes

 In this tutorial we look at how we can create some Christmas themed characters using the Coding materials. 

We look at how we can utilise a "new shape - a triangle” with thanks to some helpful tips from Paul Hudson calling on a Triangle Function, and how we use the Apple Developer Documents to enhance our code even further.

Watch the tutorial video to help you build on your knowledge from the Build with Stacks and Shapes tutorial - access the tutorial, download the Keynote here.


Here are some other Christmas Character ideas:




Santa and Mrs Claus
The Grinch
Christmas Tree


Elf 2


Christmas Koala


Santa Gnome

Download the Planning Resource “Build with Stacks and Shapes Planning Christmas Edition” to help you here. Please download and duplicate before you add or edit the Numbers doc.

We have included 2 Playgrounds for you to download below, to help you get started with your Christmas Code quickly. One showing the Code for the simple Christmas Tree and one with many Groups or Layers included.

We would love to see some of the Christmas Characters you and your students create in the comments below.




All Comments

Posted on December 08, 2023

I LOVE this!! You are a true artist and inventor!

Check out Build Custom Shapes to learn how to make more straight line shapes!

Posted on December 20, 2023

Oh wow — what a fantastic resource! These are amazing, Michelle! 🤩

Thanks so much for sharing it!

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